Our Opportunities

Welcome to California State University, Northridge (CSUN) Scholarship Opportunities Homepage.

The application period for the 2020-2021 academic year is officially open! Please log in to complete and submit a new General Application. New opportunities will be added periodically, so please continuously log in to check out whats new! The majority of the opportunities offered through the Matador Scholarship Program (MSP) run February through May and awarded for the following academic year. Please get your General Application submitted early so that we may email you when new opportunities are added to the portal.

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To apply to any of the scholarships listed below, click the “Sign In” button on this page to begin. You must have a CSUN Username and Password to sign in. Any student who has applied to or attends California State University, Northridge (CSUN) (i.e., anyone who has a myNorthridge Portal log in) can apply for scholarships using this site.

Once logged in, you will be prompted to complete a required general application profile. This profile will allow the portal to match you to scholarship opportunities based on your submitted answers. The myMatador Scholarship
portal is used by colleges, departments, clubs, and offices throughout campus to run scholarship competitions.

Please note the following:

  • Students must first complete the General Application Profile before applying to individual scholarships.
  • Matador Scholarships Program* (MSP) General Eligibility Criteria: (Unless otherwise noted).
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA for incoming freshmen, transfer students and current Northridge undergraduates
  • Minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA for current Northridge graduate students and incoming graduate students
  • Full-time enrollment (12 units for undergraduate and credential students, 8 units for graduate students) each semester scholarship funds are received (Unless otherwise noted).
  • Pursuing your first bachelor’s or graduate degree, or credential.

Please keep in mind:

  • To be considered for scholarships a new general scholarship application must be completed every year, this would included any essays and letters of recommendation. Renewals will not be automatically granted. You may edit your application at any time even after submission, but BEFORE the scholarship deadline.
  • Most scholarships that are open will be awarded for the 2020-2021 Academic Year. A few opportunities may be available for the current 19-20 academic year.
my MatadorScholarships Important Dates

The my Matador Scholarships portal opens as of November of each academic year.
The Northridge Scholars Program (NSP) runs November-February
The Matador Scholarship Program (MSP) runs: February-May
CSU System Wide Scholarships run: February to April

All scholarships close at 11:59 P.M. Pacific Standard Time on the noted deadline date. Please note that all scholarship application materials, including letters of recommendation, are due by the deadline noted within each opportunity.

GOOD LUCK AND GO MATADORS!

Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
$2,000.00 Alumni Association Legacy Scholarship
This scholarship is funded by the CSUN Alumni Association. In order to qualify, the parent(s) of the applicant must: (1) become an active,...
This scholarship is funded by the CSUN Alumni Association. In order to...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline05/01/2020
$2,000.00 Associated Students Bruce Lawrence Schentes Memorial Scholarship
The Associated Students is the primary advocate for students at California State University, Northridge and provides excellent, meaningful programs...
The Associated Students is the primary advocate for students at...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline05/01/2020
$2,000.00 Associated Students Chris Mann Memorial Scholarship
The Associated Students is the primary advocate for students at California State University, Northridge and provides excellent, meaningful programs...
The Associated Students is the primary advocate for students at...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline05/01/2020
$2,000.00 Associated Students Dr. James W. Cleary and Mary Cleary Honorary Scholarship
“The Associated Students is the primary advocate for students at California State University, Northridge and provides excellent, meaningful...
“The Associated Students is the primary advocate for students at...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline05/01/2020
$2,000.00 Associated Students Dr. Karin Duran Memorial Scholarship
The Associated Students is the primary advocate for students at California State University, Northridge and provides excellent, meaningful programs...
The Associated Students is the primary advocate for students at...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline05/01/2020
$2,000.00 Associated Students Dr. Susan Curzon Scholarship
The Associated Students is the primary advocate for students at California State University, Northridge and provides excellent, meaningful programs...
The Associated Students is the primary advocate for students at...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline05/01/2020
$3,000.00 Associated Students Dr. Terry Piper Memorial Scholarship
The Associated Students is the primary advocate for students at California State University, Northridge and provides excellent, meaningful programs...
The Associated Students is the primary advocate for students at...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: $3,000.00
Deadline05/01/2020
$2,000.00 Associated Students Eric Hoggat Memorial Scholarship
“The Associated Students is the primary advocate for students at California State University, Northridge and provides excellent, meaningful...
“The Associated Students is the primary advocate for students at...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline05/01/2020
$2000 Associated Students Gwen and Chuck Monteleone Scholarship
“The Associated Students is the primary advocate for students at California State University, Northridge and provides excellent, meaningful...
“The Associated Students is the primary advocate for students at...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: $2000
Deadline05/01/2020
$2000.00 Associated Students Jackie Forsythe Scholarship
The Associated Students is the primary advocate for students at California State University, Northridge and provides excellent, meaningful programs...
The Associated Students is the primary advocate for students at...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: $2000.00
Deadline05/01/2020
$1000 Associated Students Joyce Gerrity Scholarship
The Associated Students is the primary advocate for students at California State University, Northridge and provides excellent, meaningful programs...
The Associated Students is the primary advocate for students at...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: $1000
Deadline05/01/2020
$2,000.00 Associated Students Phyllis Perkins Scholarship
The Associated Students is the primary advocate for students at California State University, Northridge and provides excellent, meaningful programs...
The Associated Students is the primary advocate for students at...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline05/01/2020
$2,000.00 Associated Students Roy Pirchio Scholarship
The Associated Students is the primary advocate for students at California State University, Northridge and provides excellent, meaningful programs...
The Associated Students is the primary advocate for students at...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline05/01/2020
$2,000.00 Associated Students Scholarship
The Associated Students is the primary advocate for students at California State University, Northridge and provides excellent, meaningful programs...
The Associated Students is the primary advocate for students at...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline05/01/2020
$2,000.00 Associated Students Scholarship Honoring Students who Lost their Lives in the Northridge Earthquake
The Associated Students is the primary advocate for students at California State University, Northridge and provides excellent, meaningful programs...
The Associated Students is the primary advocate for students at...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline05/01/2020
$2500.00 Crankstart Transfer Scholars Scholarship Program
The goal of the Crankstart Transfer Scholarship Program is to support California Community College Transfer Students who enroll or are currently...
The goal of the Crankstart Transfer Scholarship Program is to support...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: $2500.00
Deadline05/01/2020
$1000.00 Elia Torres Scholarship
Filiberto Gonzalez (Chicano Studies, ‘97) was a CSUN student during tumultuous times from the fall 1993 to spring 1997. During this four years on...
Filiberto Gonzalez (Chicano Studies, ‘97) was a CSUN student during...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: $1000.00
Deadline05/01/2020
$2000.00 Graduate Equity Program
The Graduate Equity Program is designed to increase the diversity of students completing a graduate degree, encourage further study in a doctoral...
The Graduate Equity Program is designed to increase the diversity of...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: $2000.00
Deadline05/01/2020
$1,000.00 Guravitz-Shaw Scholarship Endowment
About the Donor: Frederick Shaw is an alumnus of the University having earned a baccalaureate degree in History in 1971. Before coming to the...
About the Donor: Frederick Shaw is an alumnus of the University having...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline05/01/2020
Varies Mabel Wilson Richards Scholarship
The Mabel Wilson Richards Scholarship Fund was created by the will of the late Mabel Wilson Richards. This scholarship is reserved for students who...
The Mabel Wilson Richards Scholarship Fund was created by the will of...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2020
Varies MSP Alan Campos Dream Big Scholarship
Alan Campos’ path to entrepreneurship and philanthropy started in 2010 while he was a student at College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita. When the...
Alan Campos’ path to entrepreneurship and philanthropy started in 2010...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2020
Varies MSP CAM Foundation Scholarship
“The Cortez A. Murdock Foundation Scholarships will be awarded to students who reflect the values strength of character self-reliance,...
“The Cortez A. Murdock Foundation Scholarships will be awarded to...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2020
$2,000.00 MSP David Simmons Scholarship
David Simmons was a man of humble beginnings and high hopes for the future. He believed in education and read every book in his home town library...
David Simmons was a man of humble beginnings and high hopes for the...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline05/01/2020
$2,000.00 MSP Debra Sue Dunn Memorial Scholarship Endowment
The MSP Debra Sue Dunn Memorial Scholarship Endowment was established in memory of former CSUN student Debra Sue Dunn, who tragically passed away...
The MSP Debra Sue Dunn Memorial Scholarship Endowment was established in...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline05/01/2020
Varies MSP Encino Women's Club Scholarship
This scholarship is reserved for the following students: undergraduate students pursuing a major within the Liberal Studies Program, undergraduate...
This scholarship is reserved for the following students: undergraduate...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2020
$1,000.00 MSP Gene and Deanna Detchemendy Scholarship
The Gene and Deanna Detchemendy Scholarship Endowment was established to recognize and reward outstanding student leaders choosing to enhance their...
The Gene and Deanna Detchemendy Scholarship Endowment was established to...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline05/01/2020
$1,500.00 MSP J. Eric Rhodes Memorial Scholarship
The Eric Rhodes Scholarship was established by was established by the Mechanical Engineering Department in memory of Eric Rhodes, a mechanical...
The Eric Rhodes Scholarship was established by was established by the...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline05/01/2020
Varies MSP James R. Simpson Merit Scholarship
James R. Simpson was a long-time resident of Encino California. He was the kind of person who, if he heard on the radio or television that someone...
James R. Simpson was a long-time resident of Encino California. He was...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2020
Varies MSP Jamie Karl Cohen Memorial Endowment
The Jamie Karl Cohen Memorial Endowment was established by Jamie’s close friend to assists students in financing their education. Jamie graduated...
The Jamie Karl Cohen Memorial Endowment was established by Jamie’s close...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2020
$4,000.00 MSP Joan A. Lamb Scholarship
Joan A. Lamb was born in 1918 to musical parents in Ohio, Lamb began her musical training early. She first played the trumpet and later took on...
Joan A. Lamb was born in 1918 to musical parents in Ohio, Lamb began her...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: $4,000.00
Deadline05/01/2020
Varies MSP Joel Friedman Memorial Scholarship
This scholarship is open to continuing undergraduate students and graduate students. Please note: Any change to your enrollment status resulting in...
This scholarship is open to continuing undergraduate students and...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2020
Varies MSP John J. Harris Scholarship Endowment
Mr. John J. Harris graduated with his BA in Political Science from Cal State Northridge. He held many top positions in the Nestle company including...
Mr. John J. Harris graduated with his BA in Political Science from Cal...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2020
Varies MSP Jonathan David Schweid Memorial Scholarship
The Scholarship has been established by the parents of Jonathan David Schweid to honor his memory. Jonathan was a young man of many varied...
The Scholarship has been established by the parents of Jonathan David...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2020
Varies MSP Katherine M. Champlin Scholarship
Katherine M Champlin dedicated her life to education before she retired from the Los Angeles School System as a principal in one of the San...
Katherine M Champlin dedicated her life to education before she retired...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2020
Varies MSP Leonard and Bernard Shapiro Scholarship
Leonard and Bernard Shapiro were brothers who managed Familian Corp., a plumbing and heating supplies distributor located in the San Fernando...
Leonard and Bernard Shapiro were brothers who managed Familian Corp., a...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2020
Varies MSP Linda Sharon Dozoretz Scholarship
The Linda Sharon Dozoretz Scholarship Endowment honoring Ms. Dozoretz’s parents, Ralph and Eileen Dozoretz, was established to support an aspiring...
The Linda Sharon Dozoretz Scholarship Endowment honoring Ms. Dozoretz’s...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2020
$1,000.00 MSP Ludim Seja De Manzano Scholarship
CSUN’s education community lost a guiding light with the untimely passing of one of its brightest stars, Ludim Seja De Manzano. The former Director...
CSUN’s education community lost a guiding light with the untimely...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline05/01/2020
Varies MSP Marilyn & Allen Golden Scholarship
The Marilyn & Allen Golden Scholarship was established by Marilyn and Allen Golden to generously help disadvantaged students pursue their...
The Marilyn & Allen Golden Scholarship was established by Marilyn and...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2020
$1,000.00 MSP Mexican-American Community Scholarship Endowment
The Mexican-American Community Scholarship was established in June 1983 by Donald Bizar on behalf of an anonymous donor. This scholarship is...
The Mexican-American Community Scholarship was established in June 1983...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline05/01/2020
$2,500.00 MSP Mike Mahony Marine Corps Veterans Scholarship
Mike Mahony was a former member of the U.S. Marine Corps and a California State University, Northridge alumnus. He passed away in October 2010....
Mike Mahony was a former member of the U.S. Marine Corps and a...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: $2,500.00
Deadline05/01/2020
$2,500.00 MSP Omar Velasco Dreamers Scholarship
This scholarship is reserved for first-time freshman undergraduate students entering their first semester. With an incomparable talent and...
This scholarship is reserved for first-time freshman undergraduate...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: $2,500.00
Deadline05/01/2020
$1000.00 MSP Ortiz Mind and Heart Scholarship
An award-winning television reporter for KMEX – 34 Univision Los Angeles, Julio Cesar Ortiz is a well-known and respected journalist in the ...
An award-winning television reporter for KMEX – 34 Univision Los...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: $1000.00
Deadline05/01/2020
$2,000.00 MSP Pacific Rim Assurance Company Scholarship
This scholarship is reserved for Business majors, preferably students with an interest in the insurance industry. Please note: Any change to your...
This scholarship is reserved for Business majors, preferably students...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline05/01/2020
$2,000.00 MSP Paul Schrogin Memorial Scholarship Endowment
This scholarship is reserved for students pursuing a degree in the field of Sociology. Undergraduate students and Graduate students may...
This scholarship is reserved for students pursuing a degree in the field...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline05/01/2020
$2,000.00 MSP Pauline Maedgen Endowed Scholarship
Student must be pursuing a degree within the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences, College of Health & Human Development, College of Humanities,...
Student must be pursuing a degree within the College of Social &...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline05/01/2020
$1,000.00 MSP Pearl Simmons Scholarship Endowment
Pearl Simmons, along with her husband David Simmons came from humble beginnings. They were both affected by the Depression and never graduated from...
Pearl Simmons, along with her husband David Simmons came from humble...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline05/01/2020
$2,000.00 MSP President's Associate Scholarship
The President’s Associates is an organization that recognizes and supports Cal State Northridge’s philanthropic leaders. Through their generous...
The President’s Associates is an organization that recognizes and...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline05/01/2020
Varies MSP Reggie T. Harvill, PPM Scholarship
Reggie T. Harvill was the chief supervisor of custodians at California State University Northridge in the late 1960s. The Reggie T. Harvill, PPM...
Reggie T. Harvill was the chief supervisor of custodians at California...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2020
$2000.00 MSP Richard S. Whittle Memorial Endowment
The Richard S. Whittle Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Richard S Whittle, an avid supporter of the arts. He was remembered for...
The Richard S. Whittle Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: $2000.00
Deadline05/01/2020
$500.00 MSP Seagram American Legion Post #658 Scholarship
Seagram American Legion Post is an organization that helps veterans and their families. Applicants must have financial need and a cumulative GPA of...
Seagram American Legion Post is an organization that helps veterans and...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline05/01/2020